#PitchIn students, families & mentors celebrated Thanksgiving with three family dinners, specials guests & student presentations! Special thanks to Chicago Hope Cafe partner, James, for sharing his entrepreneurship experience with our 5th graders and to the Woods for joining us for book club! #TogetherWeWin

#PitchIn students, families & mentors celebrated Thanksgiving with three family dinners, specials guests & student presentations! Special thanks to Chicago Hope Cafe partner, James, for sharing his entrepreneurship experience with our 5th graders and to the Woods for joining us for book club!
#TogetherWeWin

 

Every year, instead of having a prom, Chicago Hope Academy students spend their spring break in Mexico building houses. This trip is generously funded by donation as well as Christmas tree sales that the senior students run as part of their business class. The vision of the trip is to leave Hope like Christ left this world, giving himself for the life of the world.

-Mexico Missions Trip

Grab your Christmas tree at the cafe! We are offering beautiful, high-quality spruce trees and wreaths for sale to benefit the Chicago Hope Academy Senior Mission Trip to Mexico

 
 Noble Hosts Community Members, Local Organizations, & Elected Officials
Sen. Van Pelt and parents of Noble students discuss public education policy at Hope Cafe in Chicago on Oct 26th, 2016.

Sen. Van Pelt and parents of Noble students discuss public education policy at Hope Cafe in Chicago on Oct 26th, 2016.

Congressman Danny Davis speaks in support of Noble at Hope Cafe in Chicago on Oct. 26th, 2016.

Congressman Danny Davis speaks in support of Noble at Hope Cafe in Chicago on Oct. 26th, 2016.

First In A Series Of Public Education Policy Discussions Between Elected Officials And Constituents

CHICAGO, IL – This morning, elected officials and community representatives joined Noble parents and staff to discuss the state of public education on Chicago's West Side. During breakfast and coffee at Hope Cafe, parents spoke of the positive impact that a Noble education provides for their children and the thousands of current Noble students and alumni, while also emphasizing the need for equitable funding and resources for all high-performing public schools.


Officials from West Side community groups, representing a diverse set of community investment and social-emotional supports, shared the local impact of their organizations and the growth of deep partnerships with Noble campuses. Elected officials participated in small-group discussions regarding both local and legislative policy and publicly recognized all participants for their attendance and thoughtful discussion.  

Elected officials attending this morning included:
U.S. Congressman Danny Davis, 7th Congressional District - 
Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, 5th District-Illinois State Representative La Shawn Ford, 8th District -Chicago Alderman Michael Scott, 24th Ward
Mark Dietzen, Office of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk
 

In his remarks, Alderman Scott spoke of the need to support every high-performing public school on the West Side, including charter schools. He emphasized the inspiring impact of college focus at DRW College Prep, a Noble campus in the 24th Ward, stating that "when [students] walk in, from their first day, they understand that this is the first stop, and not the last stop, on their educational journey."

 Representatives from various community groups joined the small group discussions, bringing diverse perspectives on local issues large and small, including the need for all families on the West Side to have the choice of a high-quality public education. Joining the event this morning were representatives from:
 
Foundation for Homan Square-Chicago History Museum-Step Up Women's Mentorship-Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

"We're grateful to have the support of a growing list of community organizations and elected officials as we all work tirelessly to support the dreams of thousands of families across Chicago," said Constance Jones-Brewer, Noble's Chief External Affairs Officer. "Noble students and their parents are our inspiration. Thank you to everyone who came this morning to join the discussion, and we look forward to many more events like this to come."
 

 
 

City Year Appreciates Teachers and Staff of Chalmers School of Excellence with a little Hope!

2016-10-06 Story by Ian Rupp, AmeriCorps member serving at the Chalmers School of Excellence. The City Year's AmeriCorps members hosted a successful event for the teachers and staff at Chalmers School of Excellence. Teachers and staff enjoyed a breakfast of coffee and doughnuts with the City Year team serving the school.  The event was largely made possible by in-kind donations by Chicago Hope Cafe, a local coffee shop in North Lawndale that looks to make a positive impact in their community.    A symbol of love for education, The Hope Cafe partners with Chicago Hope Academy. Chicago Hope Academy provides private, faith-based education to the inner-city youth of Chicago. All proceeds from Hope Cafe go towards funding the academy. The City Year team serving at Chalmers would like to thank and congratulate Chalmers' teachers and staff for the tremendous work they put into shaping the futures of their students. Few people possess the tenacity, kindness, and dedication that they exhibit, and for that the team is in awe of their contributions. 

2016-10-06

Story by Ian Rupp, AmeriCorps member serving at the Chalmers School of Excellence.

The City Year's AmeriCorps members hosted a successful event for the teachers and staff at Chalmers School of Excellence. Teachers and staff enjoyed a breakfast of coffee and doughnuts with the City Year team serving the school. 

The event was largely made possible by in-kind donations by Chicago Hope Cafe, a local coffee shop in North Lawndale that looks to make a positive impact in their community. 

 

A symbol of love for education, The Hope Cafe partners with Chicago Hope Academy. Chicago Hope Academy provides private, faith-based education to the inner-city youth of Chicago. All proceeds from Hope Cafe go towards funding the academy.

The City Year team serving at Chalmers would like to thank and congratulate Chalmers' teachers and staff for the tremendous work they put into shaping the futures of their students. Few people possess the tenacity, kindness, and dedication that they exhibit, and for that the team is in awe of their contributions

 
 
 
 
Shout-out to The Grillroom Chophouse for hosting our Hamilton for Hope fundraiser this past Sunday! Over 500 guests enjoyed an afternoon brunch followed by a performance of Hamilton: An American Musical at The PrivateBank Theater. A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped to raise over $250K for Chicago Hope Academy. If you would like to support Chicago Hope Academy, click "Support Hope" on the left-hand side of our Facebook page. #CHA #HamiltonCHI #broadwaychicago

Shout-out to The Grillroom Chophouse for hosting our Hamilton for Hope fundraiser this past Sunday! Over 500 guests enjoyed an afternoon brunch followed by a performance of Hamilton: An American Musical at The PrivateBank Theater. A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped to raise over $250K for Chicago Hope Academy. If you would like to support Chicago Hope Academy, click "Support Hope" on the left-hand side of our Facebook page. #CHA #HamiltonCHI #broadwaychicago